Number of articles: 28

"We are on the threshold of Holy Week"

March 23 is the twenty fourth anniversary of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo's death. An excerpt from a letter he sent to the faithful of the Prelature on April 1, 1993.


Message for Lent 2018

Pope Francis recommends the traditional means of prayer, almsgiving and fasting to strengthen Christ's life in us and prepare for the great feast of Easter.

From the Church and the Pope

The Conversion of the Children of God

Homily of Saint Josemaria given on 2 March 1952, first Sunday of Lent.


Message for Lent 2017

"Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor." Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in his message for Lent this year.

From the Church and the Pope

Lent: Pathway to Easter

"During Lent the Church again reminds us of the need to renew our heart and our deeds so that we can rediscover the centrality of the Paschal Mystery, a returning to eternal Love." An article on Christian life.

Fostering Interior Life

Letter from the Prelate (April 2014)

The Prelate urges us to prepare ourselves very well for Holy Week, also by having devout recourse to the sacrament of Confession and helping others to do so.

Pastoral Letters and Messages

Lent: a deep sense of reparation

"Let us give our mortification and penance (which have to be more intense during this time of Lent) a deep sense of reparation," Bishop Alvaro del Portillo advised us in a 1990 Letter.


Pope's Message for Lent 2014

"The only real regret lies in not being a saint . . . we could also say that there is only one real kind of poverty: not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ."

From the Church and the Pope

Lent: Path of Conversion

In his 17 February 2010 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the meaning of Lent in Christian life.

From the Church and the Pope

“A spirit of mortification”

A spirit of mortification, rather than being just an outward show of Love, arises as one of its consequences. If you fail in one of these little proofs, acknowledge that your love for the Love is wavering. (Furrow, 981)

Daily Texts